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Touchpoint calendar of events

To register for a class or event, you may click here to register online or call 800-777-7775. The registration deadline for all classes is noon one day prior to the class unless otherwise noted. All events are FREE unless otherwise noted. If you have suggestions for classes or events please send us an e-mail.

Age of Champions, Movie Screening
Date: April 22, 2014
Time: 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Refreshments: Snacks provided by Flanner and Buchanan
Location: Flanner and Buchanan Washington Park East, 10612 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN

Join Community Touchpoint, Westminster Village, and Flanner and Buchanan for this inspirational film. The characters in Age of Champions have discovered the secrets to living a vibrant life into your 80s, 90s and 100s. Through their stories, you’ll learn how to:

  • Be healthy, happy, and fit to 100 and beyond
  • Encourage seniors in your family to become more active
  • Stay positive through an illness or loss of a loved one
  • Share your ideas about aging, health, and fitness with your friends and family

Age of Champions is the award-winning PBS documentary following five competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. You’ll meet a 100-year-old tennis champion, 86-year-old pole vaulter, and rough-and-tumble basketball grandmothers as they triumph over the limitations of age. The Washington Post called the film "infectiously inspiring" and theater audiences across the country have fallen in love with its light-hearted take on growing older. It’s a powerful story to share with the whole family and get inspired to be healthier, happier, and more active.

Day Trip: Lucky Horses
Date: April 24, 2014
Cost: $45 per person
Location: Horseshoe Casino, Elizabeth, IN

Join Community Touchpoint as we try our luck at Horseshoe Casino and visit the true lucky horses from the Kentucky Derby. We will begin our afternoon enjoying the newly renovated “The Spread Buffet” at the Legendary Horseshoe Casino in Southern Indiana. You will then have time to try your luck on the over 2,000 slots or table games in the casino. We will then venture over the river to experience the Kentucky Derby Museum just in time to get in the true spirit of the Kentucky Derby Race. Price includes transportation, buffet lunch, and museum admission.

Tea Time with Mom, 6th Annual Tea and Fashion Show
Date:
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Ritz Charles, Carmel

Celebrate Mother's Day in style at the Ritz Charles in Carmel! Enjoy an afternoon filled with a fashion show, educational sessions on women's health and wellbeing, a showcase of women's interest vendors and a silent auction to benefit meals for seniors. An elegant lunch of soup, salad, and assortments of desserts will accompany the tea. Event sponsored by Community Touchpoint, Women’s Services, Westminster Village North, American Senior Communities, Trilogy, and CarDon and Associates.

Day Trip: A Day at the Farm
Date: June 9, 2014
Cost: $50 per person
Location: Fair Oaks Farms, Fair Oaks, IN

Join Community Touchpoint as we spend a day on the farm at Fair Oaks Farms in Northwest Indiana. Beginning our day on the farm will be a buffet lunch at Fair Oaks. We will then take a guided bus tour through the dairy barns where we will witness the miracle of birth in the calf birthing barn. In the dairy adventure area we will also experience a 3D/4D movie and visit the many exhibit halls. We will end by our afternoon by visiting the pig adventure, to see the workings of a modern pig farm. Price includes transportation, buffet lunch, and admission.

Gathering Point: Stop Hiding and Start Healing Visible Veins

Bigger, better, and lunch included thanks to our 2014 Gathering Point Sponsors: American Senior Communities, Miller’s Senior Living, Triology Health Services, Westminster Village North and CarDon & Associates. Gathering Point serves as a time where Touchpoint Members can relax and enjoy an afternoon of food, fellowship, fun and education. This monthly event is open to Touchpoint members, hospital volunteers, hospital auxiliary board members and others interested in meeting new people. Gathering Point will now provide lunch at the beginning of each social/educational event followed by the presentation of the month! Space is limited and registration two days prior to event is now required to reserve your spot.

This month, vascular surgeon Dr. Dennis Jacobs from Community Heart and Vascular will discuss varicose veins and treatment. Vascular surgery specializes in treating the blood vessels of the body, with the exception of the vessels of the heart. Our surgeons work to restore blood flow to an area of the body after trauma, disease or other conditions that damage the blood vessels.

Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease. This program is designed to educate attendees about the difference between normal memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease. Risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, the diagnostic process and the changes that the brain goes through as Alzheimer’s progresses are just some of the topics covered in the program.

Sprucing Up Your Lawn for Spring

Has your yard suffered from the past few dry summers? Does it need improvements or just maintenance? Proper planning and actions this spring will add great benefits to your lawn for the whole year. Come learn about fertilizer, weeds, crab grass, aeration, and much more! Presented by Master Gardener Dick Huber, M.D.

Veteran’s Benefits: Untapped Resources

Carlotta Katra, accredited agent with VA & Eldercare Consultant, will help you understand all the benefits you have available as a veteran and how they play a critical role in your long-term care plan. Learn about pensions available to wartime veterans and their spouses as well as compensation claims available to Vietnam veterans.

Know Your Numbers!

Community Heart and Vascular Hospital presents Know Your Numbers for heart health. Knowing you heart health numbers will help you and your doctor determine your risks for heart disease. The Know Your Numbers screening includes total lipid profile (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglyceride and TC/HDL ratio), glucose, height, weight, and blood pressure. Your screening results will be ready in about 15 minutes. All is free! Walk-ins welcome; registration not needed. To ensure that you will be screened, you must arrive by 11:30 a.m. to secure a screening opportunity. The screening ends at 12 p.m. Fasting for 10 hours with nothing but water is recommended for best total profile results.

Joint Pain 101

Is knee or hip pain keeping you from activities you enjoy? Attend this free class about joint health, medical treatment options and hip and knee joint replacement surgery. Registration is required. Call 800-777-7775 or visit eCommunity.com/jointcenter to register.

Stroke Support Group

Are you or a loved one a stroke survivor? Would you like to meet others who have gone through experiences similar to yours? Join us every month for guest speakers, discussion on various topics, and making new friends! Spouses/Family members welcome. No child care provided. For more information visit us at eCommunity.com/neurosciences or call 317-585-5437.

Medicare 101

Nearing age 65, buried in mailings from insurance companies, and totally confused by Medicare A, B, C, and D?  Trying to help your aging parents reduce Medicare costs but don't understand Medigap or Medicare Advantage?  A SHIP representative will explain the A, B, C, and D's of Medicare; how to enroll, coverage and costs, important questions to ask. SHIP is Medicare's free and unbiased official counseling and information service. SHIP counselors are available most weekdays at Community Hospitals. This is an informative educational session. Take home handouts and materials will be provided. Bring your questions!

Age of Champions, Movie Screening
Date: April 22, 2014
Time: 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Refreshments: Snacks provided by Flanner and Buchanan
Location: Flanner and Buchanan Washington Park East, 10612 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN

Join Community Touchpoint, Westminster Village, and Flanner and Buchanan for this inspirational film. The characters in Age of Champions have discovered the secrets to living a vibrant life into your 80s, 90s and 100s. Through their stories, you’ll learn how to:

  • Be healthy, happy, and fit to 100 and beyond
  • Encourage seniors in your family to become more active
  • Stay positive through an illness or loss of a loved one
  • Share your ideas about aging, health, and fitness with your friends and family

Age of Champions is the award-winning PBS documentary following five competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. You’ll meet a 100-year-old tennis champion, 86-year-old pole vaulter, and rough-and-tumble basketball grandmothers as they triumph over the limitations of age. The Washington Post called the film "infectiously inspiring" and theater audiences across the country have fallen in love with its light-hearted take on growing older. It’s a powerful story to share with the whole family and get inspired to be healthier, happier, and more active.

Day Trip: Lucky Horses
Date: April 24, 2014
Cost: $45 per person
Location: Horseshoe Casino, Elizabeth, IN

Join Community Touchpoint as we try our luck at Horseshoe Casino and visit the true lucky horses from the Kentucky Derby. We will begin our afternoon enjoying the newly renovated “The Spread Buffet” at the Legendary Horseshoe Casino in Southern Indiana. You will then have time to try your luck on the over 2,000 slots or table games in the casino. We will then venture over the river to experience the Kentucky Derby Museum just in time to get in the true spirit of the Kentucky Derby Race. Price includes transportation, buffet lunch, and museum admission.

Medicaid 101: Long-Term Care Planning

When a loved one faces a health crisis, families are often put under a lot of stress with concerns about the quality and costs of the care they need. Luckily, there are programs, like Medicaid, available to help pay for the cost of care. Yet, Medicaid rules can be confusing and difficult to understand. This presentation provides guidance to families who may be facing a long term care crisis and need to know what benefits are available to them.

Know Your Numbers!

Community Heart and Vascular Hospital presents Know Your Numbers for heart health. Knowing you heart health numbers will help you and your doctor determine your risks for heart disease. The Know Your Numbers screening includes total lipid profile (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglyceride and TC/HDL ratio), glucose, height, weight, and blood pressure. Your screening results will be ready in about 15 minutes. All is free! Walk-ins welcome; registration not needed. To ensure that you will be screened, you must arrive by 11:30 a.m. to secure a screening opportunity. The screening ends at 12 p.m. Fasting for 10 hours with nothing but water is recommended for best total profile results. Screening is FREE for hospital visitors only and is not a part of the employee Medical Benefits screening program.

Gathering Point: How to Exercise Anywhere

Bigger, better, and lunch included thanks to our 2014 Gathering Point Sponsors: American Senior Communities, Miller’s Senior Living, Triology Health Services, Westminster Village North and CarDon & Associates. Gathering Point serves as a time where Touchpoint Members can relax and enjoy an afternoon of food, fellowship, fun and education. This monthly event is open to Touchpoint members, hospital volunteers, hospital auxiliary board members and others interested in meeting new people. Gathering Point will now provide lunch at the beginning of each social/educational event followed by the presentation of the month! Space is limited and registration two days prior to event is now required to reserve your spot.

Lauren Campbell, Wellness Manager at Community Healthplex Sports Club, will talk about tips and tricks and things you can do to workout just about anywhere, with just about anything.

Tea Time with Mom, 6th Annual Tea and Fashion Show
Date:
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Ritz Charles, Carmel

Celebrate Mother's Day in style at the Ritz Charles in Carmel! Enjoy an afternoon filled with a fashion show, educational sessions on women's health and well-being, a showcase of women's interest vendors and a silent auction to benefit meals for seniors. An elegant lunch of soup, salad, and assortments of desserts will accompany the tea. Event sponsored by Community Touchpoint, Women’s Services, Westminster Village North, American Senior Communities, Trilogy, and CarDon and Associates.

Joint Pain 101

Is knee or hip pain keeping you from activities you enjoy? Attend this free class about joint health, medical treatment options and hip and knee joint replacement surgery. Registration is required. Call 800-777-7775 or visit eCommunity.com/jointcenter to register.

Senior Access: Adult Protective Services

Join us to learn from Steve Sumner with Adult Protective Services, what the program is and how it works to benefit seniors in Madison County. To register, call 800-777-7775.

Alzheimer's Disease: Know the 10 Signs

This program provides attendees with an understanding of the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s and what to do if they or someone they know has signs of the disease. Attendees will view video footage of real people who are living with the early stages of dementia and their families addressing fears and myths associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Stroke Support Group

Are you or a loved one a stroke survivor? Would you like to meet others who have gone through experiences similar to yours? Join us every month for guest speakers, discussion on various topics, and making new friends! Spouses/Family members welcome. No child care provided. For more information visit us at eCommunity.com/neurosciences or call 317-585-5437.

New to Medicare? Where to Start?

What is Part A? Parts B, C, and D? What happens if I don't want Medicare? How do I sign up? Getting ready to retire and learning about your insurance options can be overwhelming. If you are getting ready to use Medicare for insurance, there is a lot to learn and are many decisions to make. This session will give you the information you need to get started planning and clear up confusion about how Medicare works. In this informational session, SHIP, the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, will help guide you on where to start in the Medicare process.

Beef and Boards: Mary Poppins
Date: May 28, 2014, 11:30 a.m. (registration deadline is May 14)
Cost: $41 per person
Location: Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 Michigan Rd, Indianapolis

Flying in to Beef & Boards for the first time is that practically perfect nanny in Disney’s Mary Poppins, presented as the 2014 Family Show. With a little magic and a lot of common sense, Mary Poppins is a nanny like the troubled Banks family has never seen before, and she teaches them to value each other again. Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, the production’s book is by Julian Fellowes with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, and new songs, additional music and lyrics by George Styles and Anthony Drewe. Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh.

Living with Alzheimer's: Middle-Stage Caretaking

During the three-part middle-stage program, caregivers will learn the symptoms and care needs associated with the middle stage of Alzheimer's and learn about the relationship changes that occur in the middle stage. Ways to maximize safety, prepare for emergencies, and access respite care will be discussed as well as effective ways to provide personal care and manage challenging behaviors.

Gathering Point: Stroke, Prevention, Warning Signs and Support

Bigger, better, and lunch included thanks to our 2014 Gathering Point Sponsors: American Senior Communities, Miller’s Senior Living, Triology Health Services, Westminster Village North and CarDon & Associates. Gathering Point serves as a time where Touchpoint Members can relax and enjoy an afternoon of food, fellowship, fun and education. This monthly event is open to Touchpoint members, hospital volunteers, hospital auxiliary board members and others interested in meeting new people. Gathering Point will now provide lunch at the beginning of each social/educational event followed by the presentation of the month! Space is limited and registration two days prior to event is now required to reserve your spot.

Day Trip: A Day at the Farm
Date: June 9, 2014
Cost: $50 per person
Location: Fair Oaks Farms, Fair Oaks, IN

Join Community Touchpoint as we spend a day on the farm at Fair Oaks Farms in Northwest Indiana. Beginning our day on the farm will be a buffet lunch at Fair Oaks. We will then take a guided bus tour through the dairy barns where we will witness the miracle of birth in the calf birthing barn. In the dairy adventure area we will also experience a 3D/4D movie and visit the many exhibit halls. We will end by our afternoon by visiting the pig adventure, to see the workings of a modern pig farm. Price includes transportation, buffet lunch, and admission.

AFIB: What you Need to Know

Join us for a FREE seminar presented by Community Heart and Vascular Hospital’s International Atrial Fibrillation Center of Excellence. Did you know more than 2.5 million American’s suffer from atrial fibrillation (A-Fib)? It is the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm. Meet an expert to learn the signs, symptoms, risks, prevention and treatment options.

AARP Smart Driver Course

Cost: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members (please bring payment day of class)

Class participants will get answers to today’s driving challenges, such as:

  • How to compensate for changes in vision, hearing and reaction time;
  • How to handle problem situations such as left turns, right-of way, freeway traffic, trucks and blind spots;
  • What to do if confronted by an aggressive driver;
  • When to use a cell phone;
  • How medication may affect driving;
  • How to properly use anti-lock brakes, air bags and safety belts; and
  • How to assess one’s own and others’ abilities via a "Personal Driving Capability Index."

Five good reasons to take the AARP Driver Safety Program through Community Health Network:

  1. To learn defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws, rules of the road, and much more.
  2. To find out how to adjust your driving to to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.
  3. To get and insurance discount (auto insurance companies in most states provide a multi-year discount to graduates; please consult your insurance agent).
  4. You don't have to take a test.
  5. Millions of people have taken advantage of this valuable course.

Stroke Support Group

Are you or a loved one a stroke survivor? Would you like to meet others who have gone through experiences similar to yours? Join us every month for guest speakers, discussion on various topics, and making new friends! Spouses/Family members welcome. No child care provided. For more information visit us at eCommunity.com/neurosciences or call 317-585-5437.

Know Your Numbers!

Community Heart and Vascular Hospital presents Know Your Numbers for heart health. Knowing you heart health numbers will help you and your doctor determine your risks for heart disease. The Know Your Numbers screening includes total lipid profile (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglyceride and TC/HDL ratio), glucose, height, weight, and blood pressure. Your screening results will be ready in about 15 minutes. All is free! Walk-ins welcome; registration not needed. To ensure that you will be screened, you must arrive by 11:30 a.m. to secure a screening opportunity. The screening ends at 12 p.m. Fasting for 10 hours with nothing but water is recommended for best total profile results. Screening is FREE for hospital visitors only and is not a part of the employee Medical Benefits screening program.

Senior Access: Home Safety

Join us to celebrate national Safety in the Home Month. We will have a speaker to address home safety and tips to help you in your home. To register, call 800-777-7775.

Joint Health/Joint Pain 101

  • June 18, 10 a.m., Washington Park East Center, 10800 E Washington St
  • June 26, 2 p.m., Community Hospital South, Education Center

Is knee or hip pain keeping you from activities you enjoy? Attend this free class about joint health, medical treatment options and hip and knee joint replacement surgery, taught by Community’s orthopedic team members. Registration is required. Call 800-777-7775 or visit eCommunity.com/jointcenter to register.

In-Touch grief support group

Loss of a loved one is life changing and can be debilitating physically, emotionally, and spiritually. This seminar provides a discussion of the grief response, some suggestions of ways to handle grief, and an understanding of when professional help should be sought. Suggestions for the bereaved as well as family and friends of the bereaved are given. A list of community resources will be provided. Call 800-404-4852 for available dates, times and location.

Bariatric (surgical) weight loss seminars

Bariatric services offers free monthly surgical weight loss information seminars for individuals interested in learning more about bariatric surgery. This class reviews the anatomy of the surgery, the diet plan, and the lifestyle changes that are to be expected after surgery. It is also a forum for individuals to ask questions about bariatric surgery. The sessions are presented by bariatric team members. Registration is required for these free information sessions. Locations available in north and south Indianapolis and Noblesville. Visit eCommunity.com/bariatric to choose a location today!

Tai chi

Tai chi is the most practiced form of exercise in the world. Originally developed in ancient China for self-defense, it has evolved into a graceful form of exercise used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Referred to by the Harvard Medical School as "medication in motion," tai chi provides research supported healing and support for those with arthritis, heart disease, high blood pressure, sleeplessness, fibromyalgia, and back and spinal problems, as well as reduces stress and increases strength, mobility, balance and endurance. But don't let the gentle moves fool you; thirty minutes of tai chi burns the same amount of calories as thirty minutes of brisk walking.

Community Health Network's BodyZone fitness centers offers this six-week class to the general public. Cost per person varies for the six-week sessions. For class offerings and to register, call 765-325-2940 or email vmwessler@gmail.com. View current classes >>

Community Care Alert

Touchpoint is pleased to announce COMMUNITY CARE ALERT, our new personal emergency response program, featuring a choice of digital, cellular, or mobile alert systems tailored to meet your individual needs. With free, professional installation and no long-term contracts, COMMUNITY CARE ALERT offers peace of mind at a price you can afford, starting at just $30 per month. State-of-the-art fall detectors and medication dispensers are also available. For more information or to order, call 855-874-8560.

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Health and wellness shopping

  • Home Health Medical online store for medical supplies and equipment
  • Wellspring Pharmacy
  • FigLeaf Boutique
  • Jasmine gift shop